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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

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Aaron Levinsky
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Rose Kirk
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Arthur Kirk
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Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
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Francis MacMillan
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Judge Stanley Murdoch
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Allen Green
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Clarence Middleton
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1st Judge
Paul Benjamin ...
Harry Harrison
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Saul Kreiglitz
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Dr. Johnson
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Dr. Arantes
Stacy Bergman ...
16 year-old Claudia
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A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS

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Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

11 December 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nuts ... Durchgedreht  »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,152,529 (USA)
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Trivia

Final non-comedy role in a film of actor-comedian Leslie Nielsen. See more »

Quotes

Aaron Levinsky: Mr. Kirk, you said that among the many fatherly duties that you assumed when Claudia entered your life was bathing her. Do you remember saying that?
Arthur Kirk: Uh-huh. -
[the court recorder asks for a verbal response]
Arthur Kirk:
  • Yes, I did say that.



Aaron Levinsky: How long did you practice this particular fatherly duty?
Francis MacMillan: Objection, Your Honor!
Judge Stanley Murdoch: Overruled. Answer the question, Mr. Kirk.
Arthur Kirk: I don't remember.
Aaron Levinsky: Did it stop when she was five? Did it go on a year and stop when she was six?
Arthur Kirk: What are you suggesting?
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HERE WE ARE AT LAST
Music by Barbra Streisand
Lyrics by Richard Baskin
Arranged & played by Randy Waldman
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Richard Dreyfuss makes a great lawyer
21 August 2009 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Yes, the multi-talented Richard Dreyfuss makes a great lawyer.

There's something about him that just kicks everything he does into high gear - even if it's a crappy movie in general.

He's gone that sparkle that not many others have.

He's got more sparkle than Al Pacino and De Niro.

If I were to go on trial for a serious crime, I would want Richard Dreyfuss backing me up...

The movie was OK, I don't think she was nuts from the very opening scene, not any of the rest of the movie made me think she was nuts - so why would anybody else think she was nuts? I guess because it needed a title and every other court room title was taken.

Anyways, it's a decent movie - nothing too exuberant and nothing award winning, but the roles for most actors were pretty darn good and because of Richard's screen charisma, it get's a 7.


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